D-Day vs Chris Avery
Johnny Anthrax vs Tank Reaper
Ryan Daniels vs Slickie T
Johnny Anthrax/Seth Lerch Segment
Team of Treachery Segment
Dake Ken/Johnny Reb vs Logan/Jack of Blades
Dake Ken/Johnny Reb Segment
Kids by MGMT hits and Slam has begun!
Zach Davis: Welcome to Slam! Zach and Shannan here, ready to call the action.
Shannan Lerch: Huge tag match tonight. Dake Ken and Johnny Reb are teaming up, against Logan and Jack of Blades, the ToT.
Zach Davis: The ToT will be looking to avenge their losses against Slickie T, and pinning either the number one contender, Dake Ken, or the former contender, Johnny Reb... good way to do it!
Shannan Lerch: We're one week away from Logan and Gravedigger's showdown at Blast, and Gravedigger viciously assaulted him. I'm surprised the ToT isn't pressing charges!
Zach Davis: We've got Ryan Daniels up against Slickie T. Slickie T has quite the winning streak going on, and we'll see if Daniels is up to being the one to stop him!
Shannan Lerch: Last week, Tank tried to talk to Johnny Anthrax about his addiction... and it didn't go well. Tonight, Anthrax and Reaper are facing one on one. That should be interesting.
Zach Davis: And in our opening match, D-Day is up against Chris Avery! Both of these men were counted out in their match last week, but I bet we'll see a clear cut winner here!
Shannan Lerch: Let's get to the show then!
D-Day vs Chris Avery
Dead and Gone by T.I ft Justin Timberlake plays in the speakers. The lights are dim as u see a giant United States flag appear on the screen. The lights flash on to D-Day saluting the flag. The screen says none shall be forgotten in the line of war. As also the screen shows pictures of D-Days brothers and father, as D-Day makes his way to the ring. When D-Day get in the ring he salutes the flag and as soon as he salutes red, white, and blue fireworks burst in the stadium.
Zach Davis: Day is in the ring and ready.
Let It Rock by Kevin Rudolf hits the airwaves and the crowd goes crazy. The video screen lights up, and Hank Brown catches up with Chris Avery backstage walking towards the entrance.
Hank Brown: Real quick Chris, what is your thoughts on Ryan Daniels and Day from last week. Anything carrying over to this week's Slam?
Chris Avery: Yeah Hank! Last week, in the three way match, everything was fine, and I was just about to show them why they don't deserve to be in the ring with me. The fans love me, Hank just listen to them!
However, Daniels did exactly what typical roid-rage pissed off, undeserving, bad guys do. And that's attack someone from behind. I didn't even have a chance! Daniels is just mad that he's not clutch. He can't come through when something is on the line. How did all those Number One Contender matches go for all the Gold in WCF? How did all those title matches work out for Daniels? I bet he lost more than he won. The dude is continuing to be pushed for no reason and I will put a stop to it. At Blast. I challenge Ryan Daniels to a one on one match at Blast. We'll see what Daniels thinks of Chris Avery after the PPV next week. That is if he accepts..
Hank Brown: Thanks Chris!
Chris Avery: You got it Hank!
Zach Davis: Wow! 80's style feel right there!
Avery pops out as fireworks explode off the stage and Avery jogs down the ramp and slides in!
Shannan Lerch: Chris Avery and Day go one on one next!
The bell rings as Avery and Day tie up. Day takes advantage with an arm bar and a hip toss. Avery gets to his feet and receives a clothesline. Day picks up Avery and hits a snap suplex and goes for the cover! one! two! Kickout. Avery gets to his feet just as Day hits a dropkick sending Avery in the turnbuckle corner. Day runs, but Avery leapfrogs over Day and just as he turns around Avery hits a sidekick sending Day into the corner. Avery hits a huge body splash and as Day stumbles out, Avery hits a belly to belly suplex. Pinfall, but a two count.
Zach Davis: Quick covers are the name of the game. Trying to end it early.
Avery taunts as he waits for Day to get up, and hits a Russian Leg Sweep. Avery pins but just a one count. Day to gets his feet and gets a back body drop followed up by a huge leg drop. Avery pins again, but just a two count. Both men get to their feet just as Avery picks up Day into a fireman carry.. Avery slams Day headfirst into the corner and then front flips slamming Day to the mat. Avery lands on his feet then moonsaults into a pinfall. Another two count.
Shannan Lerch: Two athletic wrestlers in the ring right now.
Avery picks up Day and throws him against the ropes, and Avery goes for another back body drop however Day has different plans as he gives a stiff kick to the face of Avery which sends him backwards. Day then runs and hits a float-over DDT! Day doesn't pin however but picks up Avery for a Samoan Slam, but Avery elbows out of it, and lands on his feet. Day ducks a clothesline turns around and starts kicks. Avery is getting kicked everywhere from Day. Then comes the final kick. Day goes for it but Avery ducks it and hits a spinning leg sweep knocking Day down, but Avery goes down with him.
Zach Davis: Both men down!
After a few seconds Day and Avery get to their feet, but Day shoves Avery back into the ref which both men fall into the corner. The ref doesn't take too hard of a bump but he's down to one knee holding his head. Day stands up and runs at Avery who ducks and lets Day run into the corner chest first and stumbles to the mat. Avery stands in the corner looking for a huge spear.
Zach Davis: Avery is infatuated with wrestlers from the 80's and the 90's.
Avery bends down and is standing like Goldberg for some reason when the crowd boo's. Daniels jumps to the apron and with the ref not looking Daniels nails a chair shot over the back of Avery's head. Avery stumbles out of the corner, and Day hits the Dead and Forgotten! The ref turns around for the pin.
Shannan Lerch: I don't think Day knew!
Zach Davis: One! Two! Three! It's all over!
Shannan Lerch: D-Day beats Avery!
Zach Davis: With the help of Daniels.. he didn't know though. Can't blame Day. He earned it. What's this! Daniels is getting into the ring!
Just as D-Day leaves the ring to celebrate for his win, Avery gets to his feet and Daniels hits a huge chair shot again over the head of Chris Avery! Daniels stands over Avery's laid out body in the ring. Daniels pulls out a microphone from his pocket and yells into it.
Ryan Daniels: See you at Blast!
Daniels drops the microphone and chair on the near-lifeless body of Chris Avery. Daniels leaves the ring.
Zach Davis: Ryan Daniels vs Chris Avery at Blast.
Shannan Lerch: Should be another great match to an already stellar card!
Johnny Anthrax vs Tank Reaper
Fireworks explode on the ramp, and everyone quickly turns their attention to it. Sympathy by Non Divine hits the speakers and the crowd goes nuts. Tank Reaper walks slowly out on the stage putting both arms in the air ala Stone Cold Steve Austin. The crowd again reaches their feet and cheers for their new favorite wrestler. Tank walks down the ramp..
Zach Davis: Good ol' Tank Reaper. Women love him.. and men love him too.
Shannan Lerch: Not for the same reasons though. Heh.
Zach Davis: Wait! What's this!
Tank gets half way down the ramp with Matroshka when Johnny Anthrax hits Tank from behind with a huge thick chain. Tank stumbles to his knees and Anthrax shoves Matroshka down hard!
Shannan Lerch: HEY!
Zach Davis: Anthrax not playing nice tonight! Matroshka looks hurt, Lerch.
Shannan Lerch: A nasty fall for both her and Tank. Anthrax isn't done yet..
The ref yells for the action to get inside the ring as Anthrax beats down Tank with the chain. Anthrax wraps the chain around his wrists and begins hammering away at his face. The ref slides to the outside rips the chain off of Anthrax's hands and throws it down. He yells for them to get into the ring so they can have an official match.
Zach Davis: Obviously the match hasn't started yet.
Anthrax uses all his muscle to throw Tank Reaper into the ring. Anthrax slides in and begins putting boots to the face as the bell sounds from the refs call. The match has officially started. Anthrax puts a boot in the throat of Tank Reaper. The crowd is not liking this one bit. The ref stops the choke from going on much longer as he pulls Anthrax away. Anthrax elbows the ref in the face which causes him to go down. Anthrax grabs the chain on the mat and wraps it around Tank Reapers throat. He begins to choke him from behind by pulling on the chain as hard as he can. Tank looks down and out as he's face down on the mat. The ref gets to his feet and rings the bell.
Zach Davis: That sadistic son of a bitch just disqualified himself! He's still choking out Tank Reaper..
Anthrax goes to the outside of the ring and grabs another chain from underneath the ring. He rolls inside and ties the longer chain to the ropes and turnbuckle then wraps it around Tank Reapers throat. He pulls it tight then locks it with a padlock. Tank is now choking and hardly breathing as he lays on his stomach with his head being pulled from behind. His face is vulnerable. Anthrax knows it. He wraps a chain around his wrist and gives a huge right hand to the face of Tank. The crowd boo's. Another head shot with the Chain wrapped around his wrist. Anthrax looks down with sadistic eyes, kisses his wrist and then punches a third time knocking Tank Reaper out. Anthrax taunts as medical officials, and WCF staff members rush to the aid of Tank Reaper. Matroshka gets up and gets into the ring just as Anthrax leaves and taunts. Anthrax backs his way up the ramp as the staff members cut the chains holding Tank Reaper and give him the assistance he needs.
Zach Davis: Wow. We're going to a commercial break.
Shannan Lerch: We hope Tank is alright. More from Slam when we come back.
Mikami and Hank Brown are in Seth Lerch's office, just like last week.
Seth Lerch: I want a name.
Mikami: I am sure that what I will actually be giving you is a pseudonym. I can tell you with a ninety-nine percent certainty that this person has at some point been a WCF employee, and as I have said, he does not want to be found.
Seth Lerch: He gave you a name. There has to be some sort of clue in there, or else he wouldn't have bothered.
Mikami: S. Kirring.
Seth Lerch: Keyring? What?
Mikami: No, Kirring.
Seth Lerch: Spell it.
Mikami rips a piece of paper from a notebook on Seth's desk and writes on it with one of Seth's fancy desk pens.
Mikami: That is all I have.
Seth Lerch: Then get out.
Mikami stands and leaves while Seth and Hank study the paper.
Hank Brown: That's not even close to a name of anyone that's been in WCF.
Seth Lerch: No...it doesn't even sound like anyone's name, ever. Ugh.
Seth starts to stand up.
Seth Lerch: No, wait. It had to come from somewhere.
He sits back down and goes over all the letters with a pen.
Seth Lerch: Kirring...Kirring...S. Kirring...almost looks like...
He crosses a few letters out and writes new letters under them.
Seth Lerch: I think it's safe to say that he's not Japanese...and he has a very politically incorrect sense of humor.
Hank peers at the paper.
Hank Brown: "S. Killing"...
Seth Lerch: He switched the L's and R's. Whoever this guy is, he's going to be getting a lot of angry letters from our Asian viewers.
Hank Brown: S. Killing could change into...Killings...RON KILLINGS IS COMING TO WCF!
Seth Lerch: I...don't think so. We already have a black guy calling himself Truth anyway.
Hank Brown: Aw.
Seth Lerch: S. Killing...Stan Killing, Stu Killing...
Hank Brown: Maybe it's not the first letter, maybe it's the last one.
Seth Lerch: I really don't think it's Ron Killings.
Hank Brown: No, but maybe...it's the LAST letter of his FIRST name.
Seth Lerch: S Killing...............Reckless Killing?
Ryan Daniels vs Slickie T
Zach Davis: Now, time for Ryan Daniels up against Slickie T.
Shannan Lerch: Daniels has been a trooper here in WCF. He hasn't quite gotten the taste of success he's so capable of achieving, but he's fighting for it.
Zach Davis: Slickie T is almost the opposite, in a way. He's newly arrived here in WCF, basically, but he has quite a winning streak going and has met with success pretty much immediately.
Voice: Welcome to Hollywood, may all your dreams come true
The suspenceful tone of the intro plays as the violins set the lets to flicker red.
"WE MUST SURVIVE!"
Guitars hits and the crowd is on their feet and pyro rains down on the entrance ramp and Ryan Daniels emerges from the back with a random T-shirt on he stands underneath the pyro, his head bowed as the intro continues to play. After it finishes the pyro stops and Ryan walks down the ramp
This is a wake up call
To all who their eyes
This is our hope,
Hopeless beaten strife
HE stops at the middle and starts to hop up and down, getting himself hyped up and ready for his match.
You kill the messenger not to hear it
It doesn't mean it never happened
It doesn't mean it never happened
He runs up the ring steps and slingshots into the ring. HE runs up the turnbuckles and stop, one foot on the top buckle and the other on the second he points out tot he crowd, mouthing the chorus to the song.
"This is our mission
statement to go show the world
GO SHOW THE WORLD
We must survive"
HE hops off the turnbuckle and removes his shirt as the music starts to fade out.
Shannan Lerch: Next up, Allen Guiliano.
The arena fades to black as a red, white, and green spotlights begin to circle the crowd and a red glow appears on the left side of the stage, a white glow in the middle, and a green glow on the right, as “Gravesend (Lake of Fire)” by Lordz of Brooklyn begins to blast over the speakers and the three lights come together in the center of the stage where Slickie T stands with his back turned to the crowd, his arms extended to form the shape of a “T”. He watches as the screen shows a roulette wheel spinning as the pill comes to settle on the green 00 space and the camera zooms in on the pill until the screen becomes completely white and then “Slickie T the Ace of Hardcore” scrolls across the screen in black in front of a waving Italian flag. Slickie then quickly turns as the pill settles in the 00 space and red, white, and green pyros explode behind him as he slowly makes his way down the ramp, slapping hands with those who are reaching out to him. As he reaches the ring, he quickly climbs the ring stairs, looking out over the crowd before grabbing the top rope and vaulting over the top of it and into the middle of the ring. After glancing over the crowd with a thin smile on his face, he climbs a turnbuckle and throws his arms out once again to form a “T” before backflipping off the top turnbuckle and back into the middle of the ring as the lights come up once again.
Zach Davis: Here we go!
Slickie T wastes no time. He runs at Daniels, Clotheslining him down. Daniels gets back up, and Slickie T snaps off a Dropkick. Daniels goes down again, gets back up again, and Slickie T goes for another Dropkick. Daniels ducks this one and goes to kick Slickie T as he gets back up, but D grabs Daniels' leg and executes a Dragonscrew Legwhip!
Shannan Lerch: Slickie T, dominant from the get-go!
Guiliano proceeds to stomp Daniels' legs a few times.
Zach Davis: Going for the legs is almost always smart strategy. If a wrestler can't walk well, or can't stand well, that is a HUGE advantage.
Guiliano then backs off, catching his breath and his wits, waiting for Daniels to stand. Once Daniels is up, Guiliano measures him and runs, grabbing his head and hitting a Bulldog, taking him right back down. Daniels rolls over, in pain, and Slickie T jumps to the top rope and turns around... he goes for a 450 Splash!
Shannan Lerch: Nice!
But not so nice for Guiliano, actually, because Daniels rolls away at the nick of time. Daniels gets to his feet just as Guiliano does, and executes a Backcracker!
Zach Davis: This is Daniels' chance to get this match back under control!
Daniels quickly pins Slickie T, making sure to hook the leg.
No! Slickie T kicks out.
Shannan Lerch: Daniels needs to hit a few more high impact moves before he is the first one to defeat Allen Guiliano.
Daniels picks Guiliano up and knows he needs to take advantage of this situation. He picks him up, getting him ready for the Breaking Point, but Guiliano shifts his body weight so he's able to fall behind Daniels. He is then able to hit the T-Bone!
Zach Davis: Aanddd that has to be it!
Guiliano pins Daniels.
Shannan Lerch: That's all she wrote for this match!
Guiliano stands up, once again triumphant with his fourth victory here in WCF.
Zach Davis: Slickie T remains undefeated, and he has a US Title match at Blast. He's up against Mikami.
Shannan Lerch: These two haven't gotten to have too much interaction, and by all accounts Mikami's S.K. person should be showing up at Blast, so this match... it will be an unknown. This will be interesting.
Slickie T exits to the back.
Anthrax/Seth Lerch Segment
The camera cuts in on Shannan Lerch and Zach Davis at the announcers table.
Shannan Lerch: We're being told that Tank Reaper is okay and fine, and that he was nearly choked out by the hands of Johnny Anthrax.
Zach Davis: Now we're being told we have a cameraman following Johnny Anthrax!?
That is indeed true. Anthrax is walking the hallways getting to Seth Lerch's office when right before he reaches the door, Seth stops him.
Seth Lerch: Can I help you Anthrax?
Johnny Anthrax: Yeah, you can. I just choked out Tank Reaper. Your biggest and baddest man on the WCF Roster and I just destroyed him. So you give me someone at Blast next week, that will give me a real challenge.
Seth Lerch: Well, I just got told that Tank Reaper was alright, and better yet just got told that he's cleared to wrestle next week which just cements a great plan I had for you, Johnny.
The face of Anthrax is turning red. Anthrax can't believe that Tank is still breathing.
Seth Lerch: Want to hear my plan, Anthrax? Because it's good. You see at Blast you'll be in a one on one match, but it won't be with anyone new.. no, it'll be with Tank Reaper!
Anthrax goes ballistic. The fans do too.
Seth Lerch: And since you just love biker chains.. why don't you prepare for a biker chain match! That's where the ref will put a chain on your wrist, and then tie the same chain to Tanks wrist so that you are no more than five feet away from him at all times. Understood? Oh, and the next time you lay a finger on my official inside my ring, is the next time I fire someone.
Anthrax doesn't say a word as his eyes turn to fire.
Seth Lerch: Have a good night.
Anthrax turns and leaves the scene, as Seth Lerch looks around the hallway. He turns and opens his door and someone is sitting inside a chair. The door closes quickly so no one can see inside. The door locks.
Zach Davis: What the hell? Who was that!?
Shannan Lerch: First the announcement of Johnny Anthrax vs Tank Reaper in a Biker Chain match, but then.. Seth locked the door.. someone was in there! I think I know who it was!
Zach Davis: It looked like.. I ..
Shannan Lerch: We have to take a commercial break.
Team of Treachery Segment
Logan's sitting in his dressing room with Jack of Blades, flipping through TV channels in a rigorous pre-match "warmup". Logan is eating a sandwich, with mustard, onions, turkey, and swiss cheese. It is lightly toasted. Suddenly the News comes on.
Announcer: ...in a fire that killed 16 and injured four. Luckily a young mother was able to escape with her 3 sons.
Logan: Boring, change it!
Jack of Blades: Really, Logan. Have you no interest in the goings on of the world? Is all that entertains you the mundane, the lowest common denominator of the human condition? All that appeals to you is the basest programming that stimulates the pre-human cortexes of the brain, touching at our most simian natures?
Logan: The news bores me, boudle. Seth just got cartoon network, switch to it.
Jack of Blades: Sigh. As you wish.
Reporter: And today at the Recksford Children's Charity the search for Michael Recksford has ended in tears...
Mouse: Don'tcha worry cousin, I'll take care of that big old cat, Tom, for you.
The news anchor has been replaced by a cartoon mouse rolling up his sleeves and beating a giant gray cartoon tabby up.
Logan: Wait. Switch back.
Jack of Blades: I thought you didn't like the news?
Logan: Just switch back.
Jack of Blades: Whatever.
As we come back to the news, the reporter is opening the door to the charity.
Reporter: ...nearly 4 months of searching, Police have finally found Michael Recksford in his new facility in Phoenix, which was under construction. We're going to warn you, if you have children, make them leave the room, this next scene is graphic.
The reporter is replaced by a view of the interior of the facility, going from room to room.
Reporter: After his wife reported him missing months ago, the non-stop search has revealed nothing. Today, when a contracted plumber came in to do the work he had been hired for...he found this grissly scene.
Michael Recksford can be seen hanging upside down, clearly dead. Unintelligable words are carved all over him, soaking his clothes in blood, and that blood has been used to write the same word over and over all around the room:
Logan. Logan. Logan. Endlessly. Logan.
Reporter: This scene is awful for sure. And the police say it gets worse. He was not killed instantly. They say he was tortured for quite some time. While we have no idea who this Logan guy is...the police say he is a person of interest in the case. If anyone has information...
Jack of Blades: Logan...what have you done?
Logan: Well, they told me it'd come back to haunt me...
Dake Ken/Johnny Reb vs Logan/Jack of Blades
Shannan Lerch: What a main event we have lined up for you tonight, ladies and gentlemen! Dake Ken and Johnny Reb have clashed in a series of matches approaching legendary proportions, and both men are currently chasing the WCF World Title. Here, tonight, these two will have to work together against the Team of Treachery.
Zach Davis: That’s right, Shannan. And while Reb has proven himself more than capable of cooperating with his adversaries, the ToT is a solid pairing with plenty of tag team experience.
"Bow Down" by Born of Osiris hits on the PA system. The lights dim down as the guitars and drums hit as spot lights focus on the curtain. Dake pops out from behind the curtain with both arms raised. He pauses for a moment and looks around the arena, soaking in the fan reaction, before lowering his arms and starting down the ramp. He slaps a few fans' hands as he makes his way to the ring. He walks over to the steps and quickly walks up them. He plays to the crowd a bit before stepping into the ring and making his way to the far turnbuckle. He hops up onto the second rope and poses to the crowd.
Shannan Lerch: The crowd loves Dake Ken, and he has only gained in popularity since his return to the WCF.
The opening chords of "Bad Company" by Bad Company filter through the arena. The stage and the surrounding area go dark. As the actual lyrics begin, blue lights illuminate a pair of figures: Johnny Reb and Dixie Pride. Their appearance is met with a scattering of cheers and at least twice as many boos. Together, they make their way down the ramp to the ring, whereupon Johnny holds the ropes for Dixie before getting into the ring himself. Reb climbs up on a turnbuckle, taunting his detractors for a moment, before engaging in a hushed and conspiratorial conversation with his temporary partner.
Zach Davis: I wonder what they’re talking about…
Shannan Lerch: Whatever it is, Dake doesn’t like it.
Indeed, Dake Ken is shaking his head emphatically as the next combatant is introduced.
A drum beat rolls, it rolls, it rolls, it beats and echoes dying to make the fans ears bleed. Say Anything "Chia-Like, I Shall Grow" BLASTS the speakers. The crowd explode cheering the bastard they love to hate, the Face of Treachery, Logan. He pops out from behind the black curtains marching down the ramp threatening to slap fans on his way, climbing up the ring steps, hopping into the ring, spitting glomps of salvia out into the crowd. Logan climbs the turnbuckle slapping his chest, taunting the crowd, talking generic shit. He then hops off and paces around the ring till his music cuts.
Shannan Lerch: My Loogie!!!
Zach Davis: Ugh. He’s disgusting.
Ennio Morricone's 'Das Duell' begins to play. Simultaneously, a deep crimson envelops the entire arena. The red is dispelled with two sharp pyres of fireworks coming from the ramp. As the pyro clears and the video evolves, the camera pulls to the top of the ramp where Jack of Blades is kneeling in ceremony. Soon after, Jack of Blades moves upwards to his feet and poses as if he were being crucified; his arms leant out, his body forced forwards. At the same time, a red rain of sparks fall from behind him where the curtain lays, adding effect. As the 'rain' dies down, two walls of flame burst from the each side of the ramp and Jack sets down it, his face changing from ecstatic grin to professional glare. When at the ring, he slides through the bottom rope and spends a few moments on the canvas as if establishing the surroundings before charismatically getting to his feet by spinning on his heels. At his feet, he launches himself onto the second rope of a turnbuckle, sideways, and reveals to the crowd a red rose from his trenchcoat pocket, raising it up beyond his head with one hand before catching it in his other and crushing it. This cues a steady stream of rose petals to fall from the ceiling around him as he apes the same crucifix gesture.
Zach Davis: All the competitors are in the ring now. Logan starting things off for his side, and, after a brief dispute, it looks like he’ll be facing Dake Ken.
Shannan Lerch: Yay!!!
The two combatants circle warily, each sizing the other up. They lock up, straining as seconds tick by and accumulate, until Logan finds an advantage in leverage and sends Dake Ken stumbling backward a few paces. Ken recovers his balance quickly and charges at Logan, ducks a clothesline, then seizes his opponent from behind with a waistlock.
Zach Davis: Looks like your Loogie’s in trouble already.
Shannan Lerch: Not so, Zach! Logan with a series of elbows to Dake’s head, forcing Dake to let go!
While Ken is still reeling from stiff elbow strikes, Logan turns to face him, applies a front facelock and nails a DDT. He’s on his feet in an instant, dragging Ken up by the hair and ushering him toward Logan’s own corner, where Jack of Blades waits patiently. The tag is made; Logan maintains a hold on Dake Ken, and the two of them toss him almost casually with a dual belly-to-belly suplex. Logan hastens to the outside while Jack takes over.
Zach Davis: Ooh. Things aren’t looking good for Dake Ken. The ToT have him right where they want him – cut off from any assistance from his own corner.
Shannan Lerch: Pfft. Like Reb’s going to help him anyway. Blades with a Buffalo Sleeper… This might be the shortest main event ever.
Dake Ken strains against the hold, prompting Jack to tighten his grip. At the far corner, Johnny Reb watches in growing consternation as Ken seems to become weaker with each passing moment. In desperation, he turns to the crowd, gesticulating forcefully. Measured applause ripples through the audience, voices raised as one in a chorus of encouragement, willing Dake Ken to his feet. As if in response, Dake manages to get one leg under himself, then the other, urging the crowd to new heights of enthusiasm and throwing off his assailant.
Suddenly freed, Dake Ken sprints across the ring, Jack of Blades immediately behind him. As he dives for Johnny’s outstretched hand, Blades tackles Ken to the mat.
Zach Davis: What the hell? Did he make the tag?
Jack rolls Dake onto his back and goes for a cover, even as Johnny Reb finds his balance atop the turnbuckle. The referee isn’t counting; is, in fact, getting the hell out of the way. Blades looks up, too late.
Shannan Lerch: Looks like he did, Zach. Dake Ken manages to get out from under Jack of Blades as Reb connects with a textbook corkscrew shooting star legdrop. Damn, that’s a mouthful…
Zach Davis: Yeah, that’s what she—
Shannan Lerch: Shut up.
Zach Davis: Ahem. Right. Reb with the cover now.
Shannan Lerch: And a kickout at one. He’ll have to do better than that to keep Jack down.
Furious with the intervention, Blades grabs Reb and whips him into the ropes. Reb bounces off and ducks, expecting a clothesline, and gets a boot to the face instead. Jack sets him up for a powerbomb, but Johnny manages to counter with a headscissors takedown. Unfortunately for Reb, he can’t quite take advantage of the situation just yet.
Jack is on his feet first, stalking toward his fallen foe. Johnny pushes himself up from the mat, and is helped the rest of the way by a less-than-solicitous Jack of Blades. Meanwhile, Dixie has climbed onto the ring apron, and is yelling something at Blades, who spares her a glance. Reb seizes the moment with a well-timed forearm smash to the face of Blades. Blades shakes it off and grins.
Zach Davis: Uh oh. Not smart. Johnny better have a plan.
Shannan Lerch: Does he look like a guy with a plan, Zach?
Johnny heads for his corner, looking to tag in a recovered Dake Ken, but Jack of Blades is quicker. He goes for a waistlock, and Reb simultaneously responds with a three-quarter facelock. There is a moment of struggle between the two. Johnny, however, has the better footing.
Zach Davis: I’d say so, Shannan. There’s Reb’s Sweetwater Sleeper!
Shannan Lerch: And just as quickly, Jack of Blades breaks the hold before Reb can lock it on.
Zach Davis: Yes, but I don’t think Johnny was looking to do much more than distract Blades with that. He throws himself toward his own corner and makes the tag to Dake Ken!
Ken is through the ropes and advancing on Jack. Blades is ready for him, beckoning. They lock up, almost matched, though Dake Ken is both taller and slightly heavier. Blades’ lower center of gravity, however, gives him a slight upper hand, and he makes good use of it, lifting Ken up for a suplex. But Dake Ken counters and hits a suplex of his own! The crowd goes insane.
Dake hauls Jack back to his feet and sets him up for another, but Jack gets out of it and applies a waistlock to Ken from behind. Ken pries at Jack’s fingers, gives that up as a bad job, and slides his own knee behind Jack’s. Blades disengages and tries a Cobra Clutch, but Dake counters before he can get it cinched, turning a simple shoulder throw into a modified backbreaker.
Shannan Lerch: Wow. Just….wow.
Zach Davis: Eloquent as always, Shannan. Dake Ken with the cover…
1 . . .
2 . . .
Shannan Lerch: And a kickout! Jack looks a little dazed, but he’s on his feet again.
Even as Blades reaches his feet, Dake Ken is already several paces back, watching him carefully. Jack turns to look for his opponent, and Dake Ken comes streaking across the ring, drawing up short to deliver his patented Bitch Kick! He covers again…
1 . . .
2 . . .
Suddenly, out of nowhere, Logan is in the ring, dragging Dake Ken away from his partner. Seeing this, Johnny Reb vaults over the top rope and gets in Logan’s face.
Zach Davis: Oh my god! It’s pandemonium in the ring! Both teams are brawling, and the referee’s having a hell of a time getting it under control.
But after several moments of confusion, the referee finally sends Logan and Reb back to their respective corners. Jack and Dake have stumbled to their feet and run at each other, both going for a Clothesline and both hitting each other at the same time. Dake and Jack both go down in a heap.
Shannan Lerch: It is anyone's matchup here! There have been so many rumors about the Team of Treachery and Logan in particular, there are many people saying this could be the ToT's last stand!
And both men begin crawling towards their partners. Logan and Reb reach out their hands, waiting for the tag...
Dake lunges towards Reb,
Jack lunges towards Logan,
Dake makes the tag,
Jack misses by a centimeter.
And like lightning, Johnny Reb springs into the ring. He first Springboards up onto the rope near Logan, angles his body and Dropkicks the Face of Treachery, sending him flying into the guardrail on the outside. Reb then turns towards Jack and quickly DDTs him down to the mat. As if Reb had every movement planned out five seconds in advance, he then jumps to the top rope.. and executes his Southern Discomfort finisher!
Zach Davis: That's his move!
Reb floats over and pins, hooking Blades' leg.
Shannan Lerch: Aw damn.
Zach Davis: Dake and Reb get the win!
Reb stands up and grabs a microphone.
Johnny Reb: See this, Seth Lerch?! I just pinned a former World Champ, one half of the ToT! I'm tellin' you, Seth, I AM gettin' my Title shot! This is it!
Reb slides out of the ring and begins storming to the back. Dake Ken follows behind him.
Zach Davis: We have a very interesting situation on our hands here.
Shannan Lerch: We sure do. Look in the ring!
Logan is back in the ring, looking unhappy. He looks down at Jack, who is exhausted and rolls out of the ring. Logan, frustrated, turns towards the ring announcer, grabs him, and hits a Connector!
Zach Davis: What is this?!
Shannan Lerch: I think Logan has snapped!
Awaiting the Turmoil by Valley of the Dead hits.
Zach Davis: And I think things just went from bad to worse for Logan.
Out steps Gravedigger and Jessie. Gravedigger has a smirk on his face.
Gravedigger: Aw, poor Logan. Couldn't get the job done? Funny, when I was still the owner and I was talking to Shannan about some things, she said the same thing about you.
The crowd ooh's. Logan is actually too mad to even take offense at petty insults like these at the moment, however.
Gravedigger: I was thinking of coming out here during the match, maybe using Jessie to distract the ref and hitting you once or twice. But instead I decided to wait and see how things panned out... and looks like its the same old Logan, couldn't win once again. What's wrong, Logan? I hear you're tired of this, tired of WCF, blah blah freakin' blah. So I figured I wouldn't waste my time.. I just let you lose on your own. That's what you're good at.
Again, the crowd ooh's. This insult gets to Logan, and he's staring daggers through Gravedigger.
Gravedigger: So you know what? You go through your inner struggle.. hey, wasn't that your old song, The Struggle Within?.. but you deal with your business. It doesn't matter, because you have about a week left in your career anyway. At Blast, it is all going to end anyway. Logan, I'm going to-
Suddenly, the lights go out.
Shannan Lerch: Why would Gravedigger make the lights go out.. on himself?
Zach Davis: I don't think he did, Shannan. I think this is Logan's stalker.
Shannan Lerch: Uh oh.
Sirens sound, and as they do, red lights flash throughout the arena. In the few glimpses of Gravedigger and Logan we do get, Gravedigger looks slightly confused, but mostly annoyed. Logan is nothing but intense, if not a little annoyed also.
Zach Davis: Well, besides Gravedigger, we know SOMEONE is coming for Logan. And somehow I doubt they're too fond of Gravedigger, either.
Overtop of the sirens, Gravedigger has had enough and decides to speak.
Gravedigger: I've had enough of this! Logan, I'll see you at Blast, and whoever the hell is playing these games, you can show up too for all I care!
Gravedigger leaves, as the sirens and lights show no sign of stopping. Logan eventually decides to leave the ring as well.
Shannan Lerch: And the show isn't over yet! Cameras have been following Johnny Reb and Dake Ken in the backstage area...
Dake Ken/Johnny Reb Segment
Johnny Reb and Dake Ken burst through the curtain. Reb is in front and Dake is following quickly behind.
Zach Davis: I think I sensed a sort of mutual respect between Reb and Dake at this point.
Shannan Lerch: I don't think Dake cares if Reb is in the match or not, he just wants a shot at the Title!
Reb eventually makes it to Seth Lerch's office. He knocks once... no answer.
Shannan Lerch: What makes Reb think Seth is even in there?
He knocks again.. and again, no answer.
Johnny Reb: I'm gettin' my talk with Seth, and I ain't waitin' no more!
Reb is about to kick in the door... when it opens by itself. Seth Lerch is letting someone out of his office..
Zach Davis: Torture!
Seth and Torture shake hands, and Reb and Dake both have a shocked look on their faces.
Johnny Reb: Torture, what are you doin' here?
Torture: Hey, Johnny. I'm just talking to good old Seth here about the Title match at Blast... and we agree, you DO deserve the Title shot!
Torture pats Reb on the shoulder as he walks away.
Torture: See you Sunday, Johnny!
And as he's a little farther away..
Torture: You too, Dake.
Dake turns towards Reb, suspicion in his eyes.
Dake Ken: Reb, what was that all about?
Johnny Reb: I.. I don't know, all I know is that I got my Title shot! And Sunday.. that belt is goin' round MY waist!
Reb goes to walk away, but Dake stops him.
Dake Ken: Reb-
Reb turns and clocks Dake right in the face! Dake goes down and Reb smirks.
Zach Davis: Well fans, we have a Triple Threat match for the WCF World Title at Blast!... and Torture of all people is the one that got it done!
Shannan Lerch: I wonder what his motivation is?
Zach Davis: Guess we'll find out on Sunday!
Reb walks away as Dake starts to get up, looking angry.